La Crema de la Crema - the best of the best - showcased South America wine like never before. The event kicked off Saturday April 29th at 5:15 pm with hometown wine guy Anthony Gismondi and South American wine expert Evan Goldstein MS (@evangoldsteinems) who lead us on a journey travelling from Chile and Argentina to Uruguay and Brazil.
Top Wines of South America Tasted at VIWF 2023
The "La Crema de la Crema" panel was complete with winemakers, brand ambassadors and business leaders who provided insights and experiences from a fine wine perspective that countered the $10 wine bargain - somewhat synonymous with this region over the past decade. In fact, there was a definite wow factor and tasting proved it. The conversation got off on the "dulce de leche" foot and despite the popularity of football and empanadas, passions flared. It seems that Uruguay's dulce de leche is the best.
Lote 43, 2020, The Miolo Wine Group, Uruguay
From Brazil the Miolo Wine Group presented Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon - Lote 43 2020. As leaders in fine wine Vinhos do Miolo from Vale do Vinhedos in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, this is Brazil's most famous wine region. Guiseppe Miolo arrived in Brazil and has been making wine since 1897. Located in the south of Brazil, this region harvests grapes once a year in what is a relatively humid and warm climate. Showcasing Brazil's terroir the Lote 43 connects to a small plot of soil and is produced only in the best vintages by winemaker Adriano Miolo. This is a blend of Cabernet and Merlot aged separately and then blended. Best vintages: 2018, 2020 and maybe 2023.
Tasting Note: Full bodied, deep ruby, aromatic with notes of sweet plum jam, baking spice, truffles, cacao and clove. Complex red wine. The balance is perfect, soft and silky with a very long finish.
Bottle price: $34.99
Delanz, Alto Jahuel, Estate Blend, 2020
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